The exponential evolution of gaming graphics shows no signs of abating. We have already seen a plethora of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 cards (most recently from MSI), our second taste of the more modestly specified GTX 1060 comes installed in a complete system from Overclockers UK, the Titan Neutron Micro-ATX Gaming PC.
As the name implies, this is a Micro-ATX system rather than a full tower, which aims to pack as much gaming power into a relatively small space as possible, without breaking the bank. To this end, a Skylake-generation Intel Core i5 processor has been combined with 8GB of memory.
But the star of the show is clearly the NVIDIA graphics, which come in the shape of Gainward’s GeForce GTX 1060 Dual. All of this comes in at well under a grand inc VAT, so let’s find out whether the new 1060 can be the hub of a kick ass mini gaming rig on a budget.
- Raijintek Styx Classic – Black Micro ATX Case.
- 2.7GHz Intel Core i5-6400 Processor.
- Asus H110M-K Intel H110 Motherboard.
- Alpenföhn Sella CPU Cooler.
- 6GB Gainward GeForce GTX 1060 Dual Graphics Card.
- 8GB 2400MHz Team Group Elite DDR4 Memory.
- 1TB Seagate 7,200rpm Desktop SSHD.
- SuperFlower Golden Green 450W “80 Plus Gold” Power Supply.
- Windows 10 64 bit.
- 3 Years Warranty – 1st and 2nd Year Collect and Return, 3rd Year Labour only.
Price for this system (at the time of writing): £880 (inc. VAT)